Glendora police are looking for a man dressed all in black with a big Afro and mustache who escaped Tuesday from the station booking cage by squeezing through a 9-inch gap nine feet off the ground.
Lt. Joe Ward said the 12:45 p.m. escape was captured on video.
The man climbed the metal cage where suspects are placed while being booked at the station.
Police repaired the gap that has been there for 44 years.
“We’ve added welded steel reinforcements,” Ward said.
The man was arrested at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday on suspicion of having fraudulent license plates and for refusing to identify himself, Ward said.
Police impounded the man’s vehicle and took him to the Glendora Police station at 150 S. Glendora Avenue to be booked.
Ward said fingerprints identified the man as 23-year-old Arthur Guerrero.
But Guerrero didn’t stay long at the station. Police said he was last seen on Route 66 by Santa Fe Avenue.
Guerrero was described as Latino, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 175 pounds with brown eyes, a large black Afro and a mustache. He was unshaven and was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and a black leather jacket.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call Glendora police at 626-914-8250.
- Ruby Gonzales